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It’s all been downhill for operation names since Overlord

By 8 June 2012

ACT Policing and NSW Police will be increasing patrols around arterial roads in and out of the ACT this long weekend as part of ‘Operation Stay Alert’.
From 8-11 June, police will join forces to target speeding, drink-driving and driver fatigue as motorists head to the snowfields for the beginning of the 2012 ski season.
Motorists are [...]

Do you know this taxi thief?

By 7 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to help identify the man in the images who was allegedly involved in two separate aggravated robberies last month (May 4 and May 20).
Around 8.30pm on Friday, May 4, a taxi driver accepted a fare at the Canberra Airport. It is alleged that when the taxi [...]

Ainslie Avenue machete attack

By 6 June 2012

ACT Policing has responded to an aggravated burglary at a unit block in Reid during which a man in his twenties was attacked with a machete.
Police were called to the unit block on the corner of Ainslie Avenue and Gooreen Street at 12.30pm today (Wednesday, June 6). On arrival, police found a man who had [...]

Syringe wielding, motor park dwelling, Dominos raider brought to justice

By 6 June 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old man following an attempted aggravated robbery at Dominos Pizza in Fyshwick yesterday afternoon (June 5).
Around 5.15pm the man entered the store in Yallourn Street armed with a blood filled syringe. With his face concealed, he demanded an amount of cash from one of the store’s employees.
The male employee refused [...]

Narrabundah fatal

By 6 June 2012

A 53-year-old Narrabundah man has died in hospital following a two vehicle collision in Narrabundah this evening (Tuesday, June 5).
Early investigations indicate around 6.55pm, a white Toyota Corolla was turning right from Captain Cook Crescent onto Jerrabomberra Avenue when it collided with a red Toyota Camry which was travelling northbound along Jerrabomberra Avenue.
Both drivers were [...]

P-Plater goes DUI twice in one night

By 5 June 2012

ACT Policing will summons an 18-year-old man to court after he was apprehended for drink-driving twice in the one morning (Saturday, June 2).
Around 4.25am the driver of a Nissan Pulsar was stopped in the city area for a routine traffic stop where he returned a positive reading to a roadside screening test. He was conveyed [...]

Recognise the Kambah servo plunderer’s hat?

By 5 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at a service station in Kambah where a knife was produced.
About 10.30pm on Friday, May 25, a man entered the Caltex Service Station on O’Halloran Circuit, carrying a large cleaver style knife and demanding cash from the console operator.
The operator complied with the demands and the [...]

Long arm of the law catches up with young Curtin alleged police pursuit enthusiast

By 5 June 2012

ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team has arrested a 16-year-old Curtin juvenile following a pursuit last month (Monday, 21 May).
Police will allege that on Monday, May 21, the young person was the driver of a stolen motor vehicle involved in a police pursuit. The young person evaded police and a warrant was subsequently issued for his [...]

Busted blasting clay pigeons in Tidbinbilla

By 4 June 2012

ACT Policing apprehended a 27-year-old Casey man after he illegally used a firearm in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve yesterday morning (Sunday, June 3).
About 11am Sunday morning police attended the reserve after receiving a report from ACT Rangers that gun shots were heard in the area.
Upon arrival police heard gun shots in close proximity and shortly after [...]

Ram raiding the hobby store

By 4 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a ram raid that occurred in Fyshwick early this morning (Monday, June 4).
About 3.10am a vehicle was used to gain entry to the front of Monaro Hobbies and Models, causing extensive damage to the front of the store.
A man then entered the store and appeared to remove several items [...]

Friday pursuits

By 4 June 2012

ACT Policing has arrested the drivers of two vehicles involved in separate pursuits yesterday (Friday June, 1).
In the first pursuit about 2.30pm yesterday, police attempted to stop a silver Holden Commodore station wagon on Drakeford Drive, Wanniassa. The car failed to stop and a pursuit ensued before being terminated after approximately 35 seconds.
Police were able [...]

The knives of West Belconnen

By 3 June 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred at the IGA supermarket, Holt Place, Holt last night (Saturday, June 2).
About 8pm, a man armed with a knife entered the supermarket and demanded cash and cigarettes.
The cashier complied with the demands and provided the man with cigarettes and a sum of money which [...]

Hawker man arrested for violent crimes

By 1 June 2012

ACT Policing arrested a 31-year-old Hawker man for multiple aggravated robbery and theft offences early this morning (June 1).
Shortly after midnight, ACT Policing Criminal Investigation officers executed a search warrant at a house in Gordon. During the search a number of items were seized in relation to ongoing investigations involving aggravated robberies.
Detective Superintendent Brett [...]

Australia day fracas slipped onto the too-hard basket

By 31 May 2012

ACT Policing has finalised its investigation into the alleged public order offences by protestors which took place at The Lobby restaurant on Australia Day, January 26.
No prosecutions will be pursued in relation to this matter.
The investigation into the Australia Day public order incidents was separate to an AFP investigation of alleged disclosure of event details, [...]

Isabella Plains IGA looted

By 31 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery in Isabella Plains this afternoon (Thursday, May 31).
About 1.20pm a man entered the IGA Supermarket at the Isabella Plains Shopping Centre on Arakoon Crescent. The man approached a staff member and threatened her with a knife, demanding she give him the cash from the till.
When [...]

Maccas bandit of Conder

By 31 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery at the Conder McDonalds yesterday evening (Wednesday, May 30).
About 7.20pm a man, entered the store and walked to the front counter while armed with a large kitchen knife. The man made demands for cash.
The man was given a sum of cash and fled the store.
The [...]

Home made tazer in the Gowrie drug house

By 30 May 2012

A 33-year-old man will face court tomorrow on drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed on a house in Gowrie today (Tuesday, 29 May).
During the search warrant, members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team seized what is suspected to be a quantity of methamphetamine, as well as what is suspected to be cannabis plants [...]

Missing Farrer dirtbikes

By 29 May 2012

ACT Policing are investigating the theft of property including motorbikes and electrical equipment, which were stolen during a burglary in Farrer last Friday (25 May).
Between 8:30am and 3:15pm last Friday, the Farrer house had been burgled while the occupant was away and a large amount of property stolen.
The stolen property included five motorcycles consisting of [...]

Another ADFA cadet arrested for sexual offences

By 28 May 2012

A 21-year-old Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) cadet has been arrested following an incident at ADFA earlier this month.
Police will allege that on Sunday, May 6 the man entered the room of a female officer cadet and committed acts of indecency upon her.
On Sunday, May 27 the man was arrested and taken to the ACT [...]

Aggravated robbery in Kippax, Florey man arrested

By 27 May 2012

A 22-year-old Braddon man has been arrested following an attempted aggravated robbery in Holt yesterday morning (Saturday, May 27).
About 9.40am the man entered a store at the Kippax Shopping Centre in Holt where he produced a knife and demanded the female shop assistant hand over the contents of the till.
The shop assistant told the [...]

Awesome party in Holt ends with a bang and three injured

By 27 May 2012

ACT Policing is investigating an explosion at a house party in Holt overnight (Saturday, 26 May) which left three people injured.
Around 12.40pm Police were notified by ACT Ambulance Service (ACTAS) that they were attending an address in Holt in response to a woman with burns. Police had earlier attended the same address in relation to [...]

The great Farrer tool heist

By 25 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the theft of a trailer and tools, stolen from Farrer overnight (Friday, May 25).
Between 9.30pm last night (Thursday, May 24) and 5am this morning, the trailer, a grey-coloured 1995 model, was stolen from a home in Farrer. The trailer had been hooked up to the car at the time [...]

Fleeing the hoodies into Charnwood

By 24 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery which took place on Tuesday night (May 22) in Holt.
Around 8.30pm a 15-year-old boy was walking along the path between De Mestre Place and Powell Street in Holt, when he was confronted by two teenage boys.
One of the teenagers threatened the boy with a knife [...]

Criminal masterminds bludgeoning the staff at the asian grocer

By 21 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking the assistance of the public to help identify the two people in the images as they may be able to assist with the investigation into a robbery and assault in Dickson earlier this year (Sunday, January 1).
The images of the man and woman were taken from CCTV cameras at the Coles [...]

Wild ride in a stolen Triton

By 21 May 2012

ACT Policing arrested and charged a 30-year-old man from Bega, New South Wales following a police pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle yesterday morning (May 20).
About 6am yesterday police were informed that a Mitsubishi Triton utility, which was stolen earlier in the morning during a burglary in O’Malley was sighted around the Scrivener Dam area.
General [...]

16 year old sexually assaulted in Griffith

By 21 May 2012

Two men will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, May 21) charged with sexual assault offences.
Police will allege the two men sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in the early hours of Friday morning, May 18, after she fell asleep in one of the their units in Griffith.
The two men were arrested on Saturday (May [...]

Wanniassa Fire

By 20 May 2012

Firefighters are responding to reports of a fire at the corner of Wynne Street and McBryde Crescent Wanniassa.
Update to follow.
6:07pm Sunday 20 May 2012

ACT Fire & Rescue have quickly extinguished the blaze in the detached building.
The fire damage has been minimal but the impact of the smoke more widespread.
Firefighters are now ventilating the property before [...]

Fatal in Holt. Colliding with a roadworks truck.

By 19 May 2012

ACT Policing is investigating a fatal collision at the intersection of Southern Cross Drive and Florey Drive this morning, May 19.
About 7.30 am a white Toyota Corolla was turning right from Florey Drive onto Southern Cross Drive when it collided with a light truck which was travelling east along Southern Cross Drive.
The 59-year-old Macgregor man [...]

Can we get an early entry to the criminal justice system for these oxygen thieves?

By 18 May 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two Southside robberies which occurred within an hour of each other last Monday (May 14) afternoon, which police believe are linked.
About 3.40pm a 15 year-old boy was riding home from school in Isabella Plains when he was stopped by three teenagers who threatened him and took his iPod.
Around 5pm [...]

Drunk driver tries to run down the cops

By 18 May 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man after a vehicle pursuit early this morning (Friday, May 18) which ended on Haydon Drive.
Around 4.25am today, a Belconnen Patrol team was conducting laser speed enforcement and roadside breath testing in Aranda when a Nissan Pulsar did not slow down and drove directly towards an officer.
The officer was [...]

Tuggeranong car rampage

By 18 May 2012

ACT Policing is appealing to car owners to remove all valuables from their cars of an evening after a recent spate of thefts in Canberra’s south.
Between Thursday, May 10 and Sunday, May 13, eleven cars were broken into from a number of suburbs in the Tuggeranong area, including Isabella Plains, Kambah, Monash, Chisholm, Fadden, Gordon [...]

Breaking Bad Canberra style as meth labs return

By 18 May 2012

The Australian Crime Commission‘s (ACC) Illicit Drug Data Report 2010–11 has revealed the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) detected its first clandestine laboratory since 2007–08.
In 2010–11 there was one clandestine laboratory detected in the ACT and 703 detected nationally, with Queensland reporting the highest proportion.
“Although the ACT does not have a high number of clandestine laboratories, [...]

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